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john boehner. it is boehner that can stop the president's agenda dead in its tracks. all of the president's priorities including gun control, combatting climate change, ultimately must go through a republican-controlled house that is led by boehner, to get anything passed. he must find a way to work with boehner, despite deep political differences on the very issues that the president wants to pursue. and it's not just the house. there are also pro-oil, pro-gun democrats who can stymy the president's agenda in the senate. that brings us to joe biden. you might consider him the president's ambassador to capitol hill. at the start of the second term, the president is counting more than ever on biden, who quite simply has better and deeper relationships with members of congress than the president himself. he's, frankly, more well liked on capital hill. >> obama! >> thank you so much. >> reporter: and most important it will for t for the president, the people who were there watching his speech. the people that helped him get elected president twice. those are the people that
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and ron reagan. it's funny it's so frickin true. >>> john boehner says the president wants to annihilate the gop. maybe if republicans weren't in a perpetual war with african-americans, latinos, women, and young people politically at least they wouldn't to worry about being annihilated. >>> also the pentagon officially lifted the ban on women in combat today. in reality women have already been in combat for some time, certainly exposed to enemy fire as tammy duckworth can attest to. >>> everyone agrees now is the best time in two decades to push for gun safety laws. today senator dianne feinstein introduced an assault weapons ban. i think we're going to do background checks. >>> and paul broun, who last year called evolution lies straight from the pit of hell, is back at it. he says president obama is upholding, wait for this, the soviet constitution. boy, he's up to date. >>> and this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ male announcer ] coughequence™ #8. waking the baby. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact a
republicans are making it clear they see that as a liberal agenda. speaker john boehner, other house republican leaders are about to hold a news conference. you're looking at live pictures from up there. our chief national correspondent john king is here. are the gloves off? >> you can certainly say yes or you might even say that the gloves are still on in the sense that republicans are looking to see what signals the president would send as he begins the second term. if you ask john boehner or mitch mcconnell, they believe the size of government, debt and deficit is is the biggest issues. and if you listen to the speech yesterday, he made only passing references to that. talk of immigration reform, many republicans including the speaker want to work with the president on that but if he talks a lot publicly, it puts pressure on the conservative base which any legal status is amnesty. the president also talking about gun control and gun rights, just talked to tom fuentes, it stretches the political coalition. the things that the president highlighted and spend more time on his inaugur
. it was very different. in fact, speaker boehner said this week -- this is it. >> we're expecting over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the republican party, and let me just tell you, i do believe that is their goal, to just shove us into the dust bin of history. >> donna, is that the plan? >> well, first of all, they've done a great job at basically annihilating themselves, you, young man. but the truth of the matter is, i thought the president's speech had a perfect -- had a strategy. it was to really motivate the country that we still have work to do, to seize the moment so long as we seize the moment together. it's one of the first speeches that the president has given over the last two years that i could actually read and recite and memorize and really feel inspired by. i thought it was great to use seneca and selma and stonewall, to talk about the progress, the history, the common thing we share as americans, our struggle for freedom and equality for all people. it was a great speech. >> it was a great speech. >> but he wasn't exactly
thought that he had settled the issue, and speaker boehner too, with allowing higher rates and some other changes to limit some reductions, to bring in more revenue. they thought, okay, that piece is complete. well, now democrats are looking at putting a budget together that they haven't formally done, but said revenue will be in it. so that will be a huge fight. i think one of the hard parts tc and we struggle with it as journalists, the ideas are complex. the fact that it leads us into the future, it's so hard for any of us to see that crystal ball and know. so the deadlines have become the way they operate. needing short-term, immediate deadlines to force people to act. and that is exhausting for the public as well as the hill and it's not always that effective. >> and it will continue. and we have a lot more to come with our power panel. but we want to go to trivia time. who is the only treasury secretary to serve under three presidents? the answer -- andrew mellon. he was appointed by warren g. harding in 1921 and suddened to serve under calvin coolidge and herbert hoover. a lot of f
for the country. last week house speaker john boehner started that dumb beat saying president obama was out to annihilate the republican party and ryan amplified it when he spoke at a future of conservatism summit this saturday. >> the president will bait us. he will portray us as cruel and unyielding. we can't get rattled. we won't play the villain in his morality plays. we have to stay united. we have to show that if given the chance, we can govern. that we have better ideas. >> president obama has said he hoped this re-election would break that republican fever of total opposition but in an interview with the new republic interview, brand new magazine, he said obviously that hant happened yet. joining me is columnist cynthia tucker and "the washington post's" eugene robinson. i want to start with gene up here. it seems to me they have this new sort of gee, whiz, we're getting beat up, but they were the party that for four years shut the door on a new president. he won the election -- >> and said, you know, our number one goal is to make him a one-term president and they said, no, no, no.
into president obama's second term speaker of the house john boehner says he beliefs the president wants to destroy the republican party making it easier for the white house to push through the agenda of democrats. have a listen here. >> so we're expecting mere over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt too annihilate the republican party. and let me just tell you, i do believe that is their goal, to just shove us into the dustbin of history. bill: that's not, not just some guy talking. that is the speaker of the house. monica crowley, radio talk show host, fox news contributor. good morning, monica. emily sussman, president of young democrats for america. how are you doing today. >> very well. thank you. bill: let's go at it. what do you make of the speaker's comments of nile ages? >> just dawning on john boehner and republican leadership this is the president's goal no wonder the republicans had a tough time of it recently. of course this is the president's goal. it has been his goal since day one. there is nothing in the president's history or backg
. when he is secretary of state. now john boehner is saying the white house has no choice you but to agree with this decision that you have made but will they? >> well, i don't know for sure but i would just say the president's decision is what's in the national interest of our country. well, when you think about job creation, energy independence, protecting the environment, all of that is done with this route. so to me, he is at a stage where he could approve it and should approve it. again, i don't mind him taking 60 days to review it. i understand that but let's don't, we shouldn't have this go on the entire year. it is really now time for the president to act. bill: it's a lot of jobs and goes right to the heart of our energy policy as you would argue. the left considers this product dirty oil. what do you say to that? >> i say to that, look at the big picture. this is about energy independence. you know what? i've talked to young men and women who are over defending our country in the middle east because of oil. i don't want them over there for those reasons. if we reduce
that folks like ryan and boehner are getting away from saying no. they are putting forward their -- robert, you are laughing at me here. >> i'm not laughing at you. >> in terms of coming to the table saying okay, we call it closing loopholes, you say it's raising revenue. i actually see a bit of a movement in terms of a discussion with the likes of boehner. ryan, i don't know about cantor. the handwriting is on the wall. the electoral handwriting is on the wall. >> they know the numbers and the numbers don't lie as to why people voted for president barack obama. as i said on the commercial, the par problem with the republicans is their brand. they feel it's the party of the 1950s. this party doesn't speak to me. i am 47%. i'm beneath the government. my point is, i think the republicans, particularly some of the leaders in the house are becoming more compassionate about how they express their thoughts, not changing their views, but speaking in a language most say i respectfully disagree with this person, but at least her cares. >> ryan admitted they are playing possum and you are saying the
debt ceiling hostage, but second that it shouldn't be one for one cuts, you know, boehner used to say that, the house proposal doesn't say that, dollar in cutting for every dollar in raising the debt ceiling. >> would you support a short-term measure to force you to pass a budget? >> i think it should be longer because we don't want to play fiscal cliff every three months. but it's a positive step. >> you never get a clean debt ceiling raise. >> yes, you should. >> that's not a question of whether you should. but historically it's not been the case. >> mitch mcconnell proposed it two years ago and we passed it. but let me say this on the budget. we democrats have always intended to do a budget this year. for two reasons. first, it is not true that we haven't had budget control in effect over the last several years. the budget control act of 2011 put rigid spending cuts that are in effect -- that were in effect last year. we cut $1 trillion. we didn't like it. it was much more of a republican type proposal than ours. in effect, it expires this year. so we need a budget. but second, it'
surprised if this thing ever gets out of the senate. i think speaker john boehner love the idea of saying that we will give serious consideration to whatever harry reid senate passes and sends to us in a matter of gun control. it's a terrible issue for democrats. i don't think obama has the loyalty among democrats in gun control that he thinks he has. jon: hairy weed has the support of the nra in times past. >> yes, harry reid cannot cross the nra. there are voters in a lot of these places. the nra doesn't speak for them. this is a popular position among actual voters and you can see the red states with blue feathers. jon: good analysis as always. thank you so much. >> it's great to be here be to growing pressure on the senate to do something they haven't done in four years. we are talking about passing a federal budget. republicans in the house trying to force senators to come up with a spending plan will go without pay. mike emanuel is live on capitol hill with more. when we take up the debt ceiling deal? reporter: the senate is likely to take up the bill some time next week. they are r
of sequencing, the critical question is the house, and john boehner twice in the last few weeks has had to bring a bill to the floor that a majority of house republicans oppose. that doesn't happen very often. likely on immigration, you can get 60 votes for comprehensive reform, probably puts bainer in t the same position. there are only so many times you can do that and remain speaker. the important sequencing has begun with the sandy and fiscal cliff votes. >> we'll stick with the metaphor. warming in cooperation or chilly confrontation? >> the incentives nationally for republicans are to do something about immigration. but if you are -- your average house member up there, you just won your district. probably did not support barack obama, and frankly your incentives are not aligned with the national party. you don't care about whether chrissis chriss christie or marco rubio gets support. pundits and grassroots and a lot of members will decide the issue in the house of representatives. >> big challenges for the president and internally. ahead on "starting point," we've heard about the second te
obama forces republicans to blink. >> their policy they call it the boehner rule. for every dollar increase in this debt ceiling we have to have a dollar in cuts to match that. the president said earlier this month, i'm not doing that anymore. we are not going to keep negotiating over the debt ceiling. this is our obligation over. the republicans have conceded the president had won the argument and are now -- this week they ebb extended the debt ceiling with no accompanied spending cuts. the republicans will cede that issue to him. >> your latest article, mitt romney i'm not going away. tell me. >> certainly was a little different. he came in to toub this weekend for the alfalfa dinner. we hadn't seen a lot from mitt romney since he lost in november. he to told donors that it was purposeful. he is not going anywhere. he will be active in 2013 and 2014s and in terms of 2016. although some sources said his personal ambition for public office are over. >> good to see you both today. thank you so much. >> thank you, t.j. >>> to the weather, the midwest is facing an ice threat. winter s
connell. speaker boehner and congressman eric cantor. i confirmed that. with each of their offices. a nice bipartisan tradition and good way to kick off a new term. those of you discussing he does not do enough socializing with leaders, here he is doing just that. he's been with -- the wives, vice president biden and his wife has been there as has the first lady. they will then head in the motorcade and make their way up here to the capitol where they will go into a hold for about an hour before the president speaks. >> senator john kerry arriving at the capitol. there's senator kerry. >> confirmation hearings. secretary of state. >> this is the entrance you see usually in the wide shots of the white house. not the back side with the rounded edge. but a flat-wide front of the white house. >> there you see senator kerry on the right. >> one of the big differences when you have a change of power, you know, current president greets the new president and one of the traditions is he leaves a note. that doesn't happen this time. president obama doesn't need to leave himself a note about the seco
but then the house took recess and did nothing. house speaker john boehner called a vote under pressure. once congress reconvened the first week in january first they approved the $9 billion then the additional $50 billion two weeks later. the vote in the senate is on the remaining plus $50 billion. we're back after the break. stay with us. armed with the facts, and the arguments to feel confident in their positions. i want them to have the data and i want them to have the passion. but it's also about telling them, you're put on this planet for something more. i want this show to have an impact beyond just informing. an impact that gets people to take action themselves. as a human being, that's really important. this is not just a spectator sport. what we need are people prepared for the careers of our new economy. by 2025 we could have 20 million jobs without enough college graduates to fill them. that's why at devry university we're teaming up with companies like cisco to help make sure everyone is ready with the know-how we need for a new tomorrow. [ male announcer ] make su
think we'd want to look at the language on that. john boehner's tone and his body language and everything i heard him say at the retreat in williamsburg, he and our leadership team was all about how we pull our conference together and work together. i don't think you'll see another bill come to the floor that's got that large a number of democrat votes we've seen in the past. i think it's going to be a republican agenda that he drives, and i think it's about unifying our conference. >> what about gun control? >> that's another situation that's rolling out in front of us. both of these issues, immigration and gun control, one of them, the immigration, was launched the morning after the election, before they actually analyzed the election polls. i think some republicans overreacted. gun control, the same thing. those people that wanted to confiscate guns, the anti-second amendment people took an opportunity as soon as the sandy hook tragedy took place. both of these things will be stretched out over time and come together. that's the only thing that should get to the presiden
had always said, according to the boehner rule, we had always said if we're going to raise revenues through borrowing, through taxing, we've got to do something about the problem. you can't keep digging the hole deeper and keep asking people to pay more taxes. >> but you did vote against a consensus agreement. >> no. there really wasn't. there really wasn't. this was a last-minute jam of a deal that i think we could have done a lot better for american people. >> are we going to have a last-minute gem of a deal on sequestration on the debt ceiling now which is going to happen in may on a continuing resolution, on a budget? >> i hope that we can work things out and come to an agreement, that you're going to have to do something about the problem. it is about spending. we've got to get control of the spending. >> but you understand you're never going to get democrats to really agree to that so you'll have to find another way around coming to that solution. >> if we don't get control of the spending, then you're going to end up like europe. >> and don't we go back to bull simpson, then,
speaker, john boehner of the house talking about president obama's second term agenda. listen to this. >> so we are expecting here over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration as they attempt to annihilate the republican party. i do believe that is their vote. to just chop us into a dust bit of history. >> do you agree with the speaker some. >> i think he was citing a cbs news record. >> he said it. >> clearly president obama would like to outmaneuver the republicans and would like to find a way to make us -- >> annihilate the republican party and shove us into the dust bin of history? >> that's the language used by the cbs news -- >> that's the speaker, john boehner used that language. whether or not jane dickerson of cbs news used that is irrelevant. the speaker of the house is relevant. >> i think he was triggered by what dickerson said. if obama could figure out a way to reduce us to the level of the republican party, he would do it in a heartbeat. >> what are is the decision not to seek reelection in 2014. he's a conservative and a republican incumbent and he wa
this place, you look great. >> the president shaking hands with house speaker john boehner, there you see, and the majority leader cantor and nancy pelosi as well as the senate majority harry reid welcoming him to the capitol. there you see the west front of the u.s. capitol and the familiar part of the inaugural ceremony where the president will be sworn n. there you see former president clinton and the current secretary of state hillary clinton. >> we are only expecting two former presidents to be here today, bill clinton and jimmy carter. president carter already came out but george h.w. bush still recovering from a recent illness and george w. bush and laura bush sending their regrets and wishing the first family all the best on this special day, and their family. >> all of the dignitaries come down, they are seated, then the families will be announced and seated. the biden family announced and seated, just after 11:00 in ten minutes. then the obama family will be announced and seated. and then you'll have the ceremonial announcement of the first laid doe and dr. biden as well. megyn:
comments on speaker boehner, a first one to go to danny joining us on the democratic line. good morning. caller: hello. you put harry reid on the cover. if you look up the words chicken hawk and neocon, there's a picture of bill kristol. the only people who were surprised that president obama won the election were fox news viewers. host: thanks for the call. guest: i was not surprised. i thought romney had a chance, and he was all a little short at the end. if the viewer does not want to watch fox news, he has other options. host: our next caller is from pennsylvania. caller: good morning. the way i perturbed about william kristol was i got mixed up with the comedian billy crystal. guest: it happens all the time. caller: when billy crystal goes on his long rants, he actually says some things that are funny. the one funny thing you said the is you thought we should have sent more troops into iraq. you must be the only one i have ever read say that. guest: we did send more troops in 2007. the surge worked incredibly well and casualties were extremely low by the end of 2008 of one they had
as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. gracious god, we give you thanks for giving us another day. you have blessed us with all good gifts and with thankful hearts we express our gratitude . you have created us with opportunity to serve other people in their need, share together in respect and affection and to be faithful in the responsibilities we have been given. in this moment of prayer, please grant to the members of this people's house the gifts of wisdom and decertainment that in their words and actions they will do justice, love with mercy and walk humbly with you. may all that is done this day be for your greater honor and glory, amen. the speaker pro tempore: [: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof.] [pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 he journal stands approved.] pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, the journal stands approved. the ch
speaker boehner saying it's president obama trying to annihilate the gop. is president obama do you think the problem or do you think the party itself has to make some policy changes in order to recruit and attract different voters? >> this is my 12th presidential election. i've been around where we won a few more than we lost i've been around where we lost. this is an election that republicans are upset about because they feel like they could have won, that the president, you're talking 51% of the vote. >> you're looking back at the campaign. >> that explains that. >> it seems to know from peggy noonan and a whole range of people especially the speaker to accuse the president of trying to annihilate the party, that takes it to the future not the past. >> well look this is the most political presidency we've ever had, it's the perpetual campaign, as soon as the campaign was over and we started talking about the first serious piece of business the fiscal cliff, the obama administration ran it purely like a political campaign. if you heard the president's sta
. the senate passed a similar package last month but had to go over it because speaker boehner refused to put it up. it past last week with 49 republicans voting in favor of the measure. >>> how is this for a wake-up call a woman from st. george, utah, is lucky to be alive after a large boulder came crashing through her bedroom. this happened saturday morning. won da denthalter suffered a broken jaw, brokenster numb and leg injuries. she and her husband, who was not home at the time, are staying in the hotel. geologist warned them the cliff above their rented home appears to be unstable. nice work by the geologist. >> lucky for her, barely escaping death on that one. >>> so she rose to the supreme court after a tough life growing up in the projects in the bronx, her new book "sonia sotomayor" talks about the path and the people who helped her become the woman she is today. she shares her thoughts from mother hood to parenting, her book called "my beloved world" and i had a chance to sit down with justice sotomayor. on page 233 you wrote this and it made me stop when i read it. you're talking
disfunction of the senate. mcconnell is over the hook. ensi gn paul says i never thought when john boehner told harry reid to go f himself that he actually would. he tweeted that to us at bt show show. between us your comments there. >> this is the difference betweencrats and republicans. okay? when republicans have power, to their credit, they ram through their agenda. look at george bush. won the presidency, rammed through those bush tax cuts in march of his first year in. democrats get power, and they are free to use it. this time, we democrats won the white house. we picked up what? three seats or whatever it was in the senate, held on to the senate and picked up, up to 55 votes in the senate and picked up -- didn't win the house but won eight new seats in the house of representatives. so democrats have the power today. this was the best moment, the best opportunity we will ever have to do something important for this nation in order to get things done no matter which party is in charge and go aheadet rid of the filibuster or at least fix it so that it
's also part of that old republican guard. he's very close friends with house speaker john boehner for example. i think you're going to see as the republican party changes some of these old guard republicans leaving the senate for obvious reasons, it's no fun to be in the minority. you don't get anything done. and looking at another couple of years of that is not very appealing. and it's part of what the republicans are doing is trying to figure out who are they going to be as a party. and as these elder statesmen leave, it creates the ability for guys like marco rubio and newer players on the scene like ted cruz from texas, for instance, to help shape that party. >> all right. andy sullivan, chris press, gentlemen, thank you both. >>> just ahead she's a woman at the center of the firestorm over torture scenes in that new movie ""zero dark thirty."" now the director kathryn big low is talking about what she had in mind while shooting those controversial scenes. [ thinking ] i wonder what other questionable choices i've made? [ club scene music ] [ sigh of relief ] [ male announcer
year's ripping into john boehner for not getting the bill passed quickly enough. he has a status of, and doing what's best for my state, which will be good in getting reelected. but rand paul said he looks like he was just money grubbing for his state. he was also very critical of the way that chris christie was asking for money and the way that he did it. is one of those guys that is going to be very important within the gop and because of the media market, he is such a bombastic and powerful speaker, he will be there, but it does not look like he is positioning himself for a presidential run right now. if a conservative win the primary, he may be a good add to the ticket for an attack dog vice-president. he's not looking as strong as he did a few years ago. scott walker is someone to keep an eye on. he was very popular for fighting the unions in wisconsin and he is in a purple state. if he won reelection of, that would be a big boost for him. he is tried to move more to the center to avoid controversy. he got what he wanted and his numbers are doing pretty well in wisconsin. years
, we want work in a bipartisan basis to we are encouraged that speaker boehner has specifically stated that he believes that comprehensive immigration reform is an issue that should be taken up by the house of representatives and the legislation passed by the president. we stand ready. we have finished our work and we have made significant progress sitting down with our colleagues in the house, both republicans and democrats, we will be sitting down with the president of the united states we can expedite this process. there is opposition in the senate to comprehensive immigration reform and there is some competition in the house. but i am confident the majority of both houses led by the president of united states who made this a major campaign issue, that we will succeed. but we are going to get everybody on board. >> [inaudible question] >> [inaudible question] >> let me call him john. well, one, as i have stated before the election, the republican party is losing the support of our hispanic citizens. we realize that in many issues in which we think we are in agreement with our hispan
the scenes from official photographers. you see him there speaking to house speaker john boehner during the ceremonies beforehand. and some really cool shots. you get the scope and the size of the crowd. >> this one, i love that. >> great shot. >> this is the one where he said he wanted to look at this one more time because he's never going to see this sight again. >> pete souza gets some good access. >> willie, did you go, too? >> yes. >> you did? >> don't worry about -- >> i knew the other three were there. i wasn't sure about you. >> boom! >> i was there. >> out in the cold all day. >> i was standing in the cold for 12 hours in the parade route while you were sipping white hot chocolate. >> i'm going to say, i didn't see any photos. >> thank you, natalie. >> i've never been to the obama white house. i'm kind of jealous, i have to say. >> you should cook for them at some point. >> i haven't had the opportunity. >> you cooked for the royals. white house, she needs an invitation. >> i can make some good -- >> can you make dirt? that brings us to our next take. dishing the dirt. there's
. this is not someone crying all the time. this is probably the most emotional we'll ever seen her. john boehner, the speaker of the house, has been known to cry and get emotional quite a bit. i don't know if it's -- i think it used to be more of an issue when somebody would show the that kind of emotion. >> and it depends on the situation. when president obama was talking about the tragedy in connecticut, this is a man who's a father, and, you know, and the leader of our country. you know, to see that emotion, i don't think there's anything wrong with that. >> i don't think it's a problem when it comes from a place of sinceri sincerity. when it's political and calculated, that's when it brings us to some problems. jason, somebody does something wrong, they do the mandatory sit-down interview, they show tears, they think by becoming a little bit more vulnerable, opening themselves up, maybe the public will forgive them. >> i thought back to 2007, right after kanye west lost his mother, he was in paris, he decided to go on with the concert, go on stage, and he could not get through the song at al
boehner has specifically stated that he believes what comprehensive immigration reform is an issue that should be taken up by the house of representatives and legislation passed by the president. we are standing ready. we have finished our work. we have made significant progress. while we're doing that, sitting down with our colleagues in the house, republicans and democrats, sitting down with the president of the united states, to expedite this entire process. there is opposition in the senate two comprehensive immigration reform. there is some competition in the house. but i am confident the majority of both houses, led by the president of the united states, who made this a major campaign issue, that we will succeed. we are not going to get everybody on board. >> you mentioned the fact that you have been here before. since 2007, senator kennedy stood with you -- 2007 was the year that you must [inaudible] you have expressed optimism. why is it different? >> as i have stated before elections, the republican party is losing support of our hispanic citizens. we realize there are man
her. john boehner, speaker of the house is known to get quite emoti emotional. i think it used to be an issue when somebody is emotional. >> it depends on the situation. when president obama was talking about the tragedy in connecticut, this is a man who is a father, and the leader of our country, to see that emotion, i don't think there's anything wrong with it. >> i don't think there's a problem when it comes from a place of sincerity. when it looks political and calculated you run into trouble, which brings us to celebrities, jason, brings us to you a little bit. somebody did something wrong and think maybe the public will forgive them. >> in 2007, right after kanye west lost his mother, he was in paris, decided to go on with the concert and go on stage and he could not get through the song at all. he left the stage 10 to 15 minutes. it was a very emotional moment and understandably for him. chris brown in 2010 at the beth awards he was doing the m.j. tribute and he lost it and he had gone through a lot before that performance and maybe thinking about his past. >> what about
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